Monday, October 19, 2009

Iris mini in progress

Another of the iris miniatures. This is the one that I mentioned in an earlier post . . . I have not made any further progress on it.

This mini is on 300# Arches cold press. I don't have a lot of experience with 300# paper; it absorbs water and pigment in a much different way than 140#, so it's been interesting to apply wet-into-wet techniques -- but it also takes a very long time to dry.

An advantage to the heavy-weight paper is that I don't have to tape the paper down, plus I have torn the edges to create a natural effect, with paint going out to the edges. It has bowed slightly as I have worked on it, but once I'm done, I can flatten it by wetting the back and placing it between some heavy weights.

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